Ryan McDonagh's OT goal propels Predators past Coyotes

League: NHL

Posted on: 11 Feb, 2024 at 05:59 AM

Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Ryan McDonagh scored at 1:36 of overtime to lift the Nashville Predators to a 5-4 comeback win against the visiting Arizona Coyotes on Saturday night.

McDonagh, Ryan O'Reilly, Tommy Novak, Roman Josi and Filip Forsberg each had a goal and an assist, and Juuse Saros made 27 saves for the Predators, who had not played since a 4-2 loss to the visiting Los Angeles Kings on Jan. 31.

Dylan Guenther had a goal and an assist, Travis Dermott, Juuso Valimaki and Nick Schmaltz also scored, Jason Zucker had three assists and Connor Ingram made 32 saves for the Coyotes, who have lost five in a row for the first time this season.

O'Reilly gave the Predators a 1-0 lead at 12:28 of the first period.

Forsberg made a backhand pass from below the goal line to O'Reilly in the slot and his one-timer hit the left post, banked off the arm of Ingram, hit the bottom of the crossbar and then banked off Ingram's back and across the goal line for his 18th goal of the season.

Dermott scored 42 seconds later when his slap shot sailed through traffic and hit the net for the defenseman's second goal of the season, tying it 1-1 at 13:10.

Josi gave Nashville a 2-1 lead with a power-play goal at 11:39 of the second period, scoring with a one-timer from the right circle for his 11th goal of the season.

The Coyotes went on a power play later in the period and Guenther tied it 2-2 at 18:31.

Valimaki scored at 1:45 of the third period to move the Coyotes back ahead 3-2.

Schmaltz scored on a power play to extend the lead to 4-2 at 4:07, but Nashville again rallied to tie the score.

Novak scored with a wrist shot while on a power play at 6:00 to cut the lead to 4-3, and Forsberg scored his 25th goal of the season off a rebound to tie it 4-4 at 9:59.

--Field Level Media